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Athens Highlights and Mythology Walking Tour

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Start time

    8:45am

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to Temple of Zeus, at the main entrance . Detailed instructions will be sent to you upon booking.

    From Feb 2024: Make your way to the Hadrian’s Arch.

  • Ending Point

    Monastiraki area

Key Highlights

  • Enjoy a guided walking tour of Athens and visit iconic landmarks along the way
  • Visit the Theater of Dionysus and the Acropolis
  • See the Temple of Athena Nike
  • Behold the marvelous Parthenon
  • Find out how Athens rose to become one of the greatest cities of the old world
  • From your expert guide learn all about immortal Athens and its legendary monuments
  • Enjoy spectacular views and discover hidden ancient corners.
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted
  • Explore all the top historical highlights and landmarks in Athens just in 4 hours
  • Learn about Greek gods and heroes and discover what really hides behind the universal myths
  • Understand the ancient Greek society and what made Athens one of the greatest cities of the world and a cradle of civilization
  • Enjoy spectacular views and discover hidden ancient corners

Overview

It’s time to see all the best landmarks in the city from the world-famous Acropolis to the majestic Olympian Zeus Temple, and the Ancient Agora on this mythology tour! Get ready for a crash course in Greek mythology and learn all about the Greek gods and heroes and the historical events behind their myths on this detailed walking tour.

Start your tour at the magnificent Temple of Olympian Zeus which was, and still is, the unofficial entry point to Athens and the mythological start of this glorious city.From there, your English-speaking guide will take you all the way to the Theater of Dionysus and the Acropolis to visit the Temple of Athena Nike, the Temple of Erechtheion, the Propylaia and of course, the marvelous Parthenon.

With your expert guide, you get to understand the Ancient Greek society, examine the social, cultural and political context of the myths, and learn how they helped Athens into becoming one of the greatest cities of the world. Stroll around town and learn how Athens managed to create such a reputation and such monuments that are still immortal and legendary - just like their gods!

This walk will also help you figure out how this city was created as you learn everything from the historic roots, walk in the footsteps of Socrates, see the Hephaisteion, the most perfectly preserved Greek temple, hear more mythical stories about Theseus and the Minotaur, the jealous wife of Zeus, Hera and Aphrodite, Goddess of love and beauty and many more tales along the way!

About The Supplier:

Alternative Athens lets you explore local life and venture off the beaten path to discover the authentic side of Greece with their top-rated tours and experiences. This local company with a global outlook started in 2013 with just one aim: to show travelers the genuine side of Greece, away from easy tourist stereotypes. Private itineraries fully customized and impeccably delivered! Based on your interests and you travel needs, Alternative Athens makes sure you enjoy every step you take and every little detail with tailor made tours.

Inclusions

  • Licensed guide
  • Fun ancient Athens map
  • English, French speaking guide

Exclusions

  • Hotel transfers
  • Entry Fees 
  • Food or drinks

Please note

Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Pick up times are approximate. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

For this tour you will need a special combo ticket (April-October) which you can get with your guide without any queuing. Please do not purchase any tickets to the Acropolis beforehand as they may not be deducted from the combo price ticket.

Group size: Up to 15 people

Individuals under 25 need to present a valid identity card or passport to be entitled to free entry or discounts.

Strollers and wheelchairs cannot be used throughout the tour.

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